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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 02:10:38 PM »
Ha ha thats the best Chinglish I have seen for a while.
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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 02:14:09 PM »
Do you have one Richard?
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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 02:28:06 PM »
No, I went with smoothstepper instead. I got the file off of ebay when someone here posted the link.
I couldn't find it on ebay today, maybe de-listed?
the other files are an dll, a script for probing and a readme file

I was thinking of using one for a future build, but I think I will wait for some feedback first ;)

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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 02:32:10 PM »
Oh well lets hope the Uni is brave enough to try it as it would be good to see how well it works. Shame the frequency is just 200KHz though.
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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2011, 02:21:50 AM »
Hi Richard,

Thanks for posting the file, most interesting.
I did laugh a couple of times but their diagrammatic representations (assuming them to be correct) are extremely good and leave little doubt as to how stuff is connected. I wonder how well the board actually works though.

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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2011, 03:13:28 AM »
Thanks Richard, can you please also post the other files?

I don't know what you guys are complaining about, that is a very comprehensive manual, if you can read Chinese....

I looked through the manual and found the name Xulifeng, a google search yielded a site, can't see the relevance though, but did find something interesting on there..... http://www.xulifeng.com/cp.asp?sort=9&id=9# Makes me think I should think more outside of the box.... would have had 1000's of patents by now....

Another search did give some interesting results: http://www.usinages.com/download.php?id=65828 The links gives you an english manual.

While I'm typing this I'm also checking in the two manuals that I just downloaded. Damn! This english manual makes me want to buy it! The cncdiy.org website which the document refers to sells the board for about $40 cheaper than the first link I posted but think the other is more reliable... The site also offers a circuit diagram for the board! Not something I've seen for other boards! The site also has a youtube vid showing that the board works (aka lights flashing and steppers moving...)

I thought I should check out what the link I got the other manual from was all about (http://www.usinages.com/portal.php) looks like some French? CNC site. Parlez-vous Fran├žais ?

PS. I also found this yesterday: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-3-axis-CNC-USB-Card-Mach3-windows2000-xp-vista-/220785284546?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D15%26pmod%3D260759887366%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D803314460510465115

Any comments?

I'll test the dll on my MAch3 so long - just to see what it does...

Best Regards

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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2011, 04:38:48 AM »
There is a little bit more info on the board here; http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/Info1a.zip

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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2011, 07:55:09 AM »
Thanks Tweakie, this is the same files I got from the http://www.cncdiy.org site. I had a look at your site and the things you have done with your CNC, I'm stunned and very jealous!!!! Can't believe the laser cutting stuff. I really need to get a CNC!

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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 08:11:13 AM »
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I really need to get a CNC!

Is it possible to survive without a CNC ?  ;D

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Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2011, 12:02:21 PM »
Here's the rest of the files, Tweakie link has a much better manual (in English even)

Richard